By Dave Andrusko In a huge understatement, the Associated Press termed Maine’s new radically permissive law which takes effect today “one of country’s least restrictive abortion laws.” LD 1619, the new law, states, “After viability an abortion may be performed only when it is necessary in the professional judgment of a physician.” Put more honestly, an abortion-minded woman …Continue reading "Maine’s new unlimited abortion law takes effect today"
By Dave Andrusko On July 19, Maine’s radically pro-abortion Gov. Janet Mills signed LD 1619 whose permissive language allows abortion for any reason throughout pregnancy. While a typical headline downplayed how extreme the legislation is–“The bill would expand abortion access to later in a pregnancy”—the truth is “LD 1619 creates a subjective standard empowering the abortionist to …Continue reading "Maine pro-lifers to focus on electing pro-life candidates rather than gathering signatures for a constitutional provision allowing repeal legislation through a statewide vote"
By Calvin Freiburger Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at LifeSiteNews. AUGUSTA, Maine– Two new pro-abortion laws took effect in Maine this past week, one expanding the ability to commit abortions from actual doctors to physician assistants and some types of nurses, and another requiring certain health insurance plans to pay for abortions. …Continue reading "Maine enforces new laws for health plans to cover abortions, non-doctors to commit them"
Please reject assisted suicide bills LD 1313, HPO948. I am a Former 3 term New Hampshire State Representative, and the Chair of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition USA. The three groups that are the target for Assisted Suicide are the sick, the elderly, and the disabled. While there are many other problems with this kind of law, …Continue reading "Nancy Elliott: Letter to the Maine Health and Human Services Committee opposing assisted suicide bill."
Based on what happened after Oregon legalized the practice, it’s incompatible with values held by Mainers. Editor’s note. This article was written by Mike Reynolds and published by Press Herald on November 28, 2019. Maine residents are being asked to sign a petition calling for a referendum on legalizing assisted suicide to be placed on the …Continue reading "Maine Voices: Don’t sign petition to put flawed assisted-suicide law on state ballot"
By Dave Andrusko A 1979 Maine law, common at the time and prevalent nationwide today, requires that abortions be performed by physicians only. However, according to the Press Herald, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and “civil liberties groups,” such as the ACLU and the ACLU of Maine, are suing state Attorney General Janet Mills …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood, ACLU challenge Maine’s physician-only law"
Editor’s note. This article was published by Not Dead Yet on June 16. The situation was tense. The Maine State Senate had pulled off a stunner by passing assisted suicide bill LD 347 by a vote of 16-15. We were nervous because two years ago, it was the Senate that saved the day by stopping …Continue reading "John Kelly examines legislators’ arguments led to victory in Maine"
By Wesley J. Smith We have been told over many years that assisted suicide is unstoppable, an idea for which the time has come. Baloney. Assisted suicide legalization efforts almost always lose. Now, in Maine. From the Portland Press Herald story: House lawmakers rejected a bill on Tuesday that would have allowed doctors to prescribe …Continue reading "Assisted Suicide Loses in Maine"
Editor’s note. This is excerpted from testimony given April 19th by disability rights activist Michael Reynolds from “Not Dead Yet” to the Maine legislature concerning LD 347 and 1066, two assisted suicide bills. He was addressing State Sen. Eric Brakey and state Rep. Patricia Hymanson. This was originally published by Not Dead Yet. My name …Continue reading "Not Dead Yet activist testifies against Maine assisted suicide bills"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Overnight, the state of Maine has gone from having three abortion clinics, all in the state’s major metropolitan areas, to having twenty abortion clinics scattered throughout the state. How is that possible? Up until this week, Maine Family Planning (MFP) had generally done abortions …Continue reading "Maine Chain Adds Seventeen Abortion Clinics with Webcams"
By Jennifer Popik, JD., Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics On Friday, the Maine House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected the bill to allow doctor-prescribed suicide by a vote 95-43. The vote is in stark contrast to what happened in Vermont where two weeks ago Governor Peter Shumlin signed a doctor-prescribed suicide bill into law. The …Continue reading "Maine becomes latest state to reject doctor-prescribed suicide"
By Dave Andrusko “Unfortunately, there is no ‘reset ‘ button with abortion.” Teresa Tumidajski of the Maine Right to Life Committee, before the Maine House Judiciary committee. The headline in the Westport News is music to the ears of pro-life Mainers. “Overflow crowd turns out for 3 abortion bills.” In a state that has been …Continue reading "Three pro-life bills heard in Maine"